- What is the Online Auction?
- What is the Community Cocktail Reception?
- What is the Silent Auction?
- What is the Live Auction Dinner?
- What is the "Online Premier" auction category?
- What is a "Count Me In"?
- What is the suggested attire?
- Can I bid even if I cannot attend?
The Online Auction gives the Nueva community a chance to bid on hundreds of items and includes everything from $20 gift cards to very high-end experiences. Every year, when the site goes live, the community logs in to try and scoop up highly coveted events. It also gives you a chance to sit down with your kids and have them browse community events just for their age group! For 2020, the Online Auction will launch on Tuesday, March 24 at 6:00 pm. It will end April 2 at 9:00 pm.
The Community Cocktail Reception is a community event fundraiser that precedes the Live Auction Dinner. Happening April 4, 2020 starting at 5:00 pm on the Hillsborough campus, the Community Cocktail Reception will feature student performances and a silent auction. Tickets to attend just the cocktail reception are $25.00 per person.
The Silent Auction takes place during the Community Cocktail Party. Tickets will be available for $25.00 per person. There will be a variety of items that are not available elsewhere, from wine to community events. Bid high and bid often. Keep an eye out as you'll likely get outbid, and will need to increase your bid to stay on top. At the end of the night, the highest listed bidder wins the item. For 2020, it starts at 5:00 pm and closes at 6:30.
This portion of the program immediately follows the Community Cocktail Party. Tickets will be available for $175 per person. This event includes a 3-course dinner with wine, and dancing to follow. There will be special auction items ranging from community dinners and parties to class gifts. The Live Auction Dinner will take place from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.
Count Me Ins are group experiences or parties where multiple people can buy in at a set price. For example, one Count Me In might have space for ten people. Individual bidders can bid on anywhere from one to all ten slots.
Because Count Me Ins are designed and hosted by members of the Nueva community, they generate meaningful opportunities for parents, students, and teachers to mingle. They are highly popular and don't have to be elaborate or expensive to host.
- A community service activity and pizza party for second graders
- A cocktails and cooking class for 8 adults
- A hike + picnic for 3 families
Yes! Arrange for a personal shopper to bid on your behalf at the lowest possible price (up to your maximum bid). You can reach out to the development team for a Phantom/Absentee Bidder Form to fill out and return by noon on Friday, April 3, 2020. The Development Office will contact you after the auction to inform you if you were a successful bidder, and to arrange for payment and pick-up.
Why should you support the auction?
Today at Nueva, 20% of students receive financial assistance. This means we are able to accept children who are the best fit for Nueva but may not have the resources to attend. The resulting socioeconomic diversity broadens every student's experience; every student benefits from your generosity.